In a Wednesday blog post, Waid unveiled what he's calling "Thrillbent 3.0," which adds another layer of content that Waid is calling a sort of "Hulu Plus of comics." Fans can pay a $3.99 monthly fee -- about as much as the cover price for most Marvel single issues -- to access a collection of titles including a revived version of Waid, Barry Kitson and Chris Sotomayor's Gorilla Comics/DC series Empire. There's also a free new app available for iOS that gives fans mobile access to the material.
Considering how much their target markets overlap, you'd think that comics based on Dungeons & Dragons would go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but historically, they've gone together more like... well, whatever
I always approach tie-in comics with an element of suspicion. Even when the comic in question is connected to an existing fictional universe that was designed as a story first and foremost, and has pre-existing, likable characters -- something like Farscape or Doctor Who or Metalocalypse or Fraggle Rock -- I'm not initially hopeful that it will to live up to the source material, often out fear that it will be a hastily thrown together cash-grab meant to take more money from loyal fans of the franchise.
And so not only was this week's